The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for Jan. 27, 2014:

Randy Blythe: I Will Not Be Thinking About Lamb of God for a Good Long While: [Loudwire]

- Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve: [Loudwire]

- Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, 5FDP + Kid Rock Headline 2014 Carolina Rebellion. [Loudwire]

- New Dimebag Darrell Guitar Includes Inlay From Oak Tree in Late Guitarist's Backyard: [Loudwire]

- Black Sabbath Optimistic About Another Album: [Loudwire]

Corey Taylor Dispels 'Myth' That Joey Jordison 'Wrote Everything' in Slipknot: [Loudwire]

Zakk Wylde Talks New Black Label Society Album, Band's New Guitarist + More: [Loudwire]

Three Days Grace Drummer Neil Sanderson Asks 'What's So Smart About Smartphones?': [Loudwire]

Alice in Chains Announce Spring 2014 U.S. Tour: [Loudwire]

Courtney Love Cleared in Landmark Twitter Defamation Case: [Loudwire]

Ghost B.C. Announce 2014 North American Tour With King Dude: [Loudwire]

- Vital Vinyl: Motorhead Create Full Experience Around 'Aftershock': [Loudwire]

KISS Perform During Hockey Game at Dodger Stadium: [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- See the Cast of 'This Is Spinal Tap' Then and Now: [Ultimate Classic Rock]